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I was rejected for Social Security Disability Insurance. Can I still get OPM Disability Retirement?

Social Security Disability Insurance requires the applicant to be unable to perform Substantial Gainful Employment as a result of their medical condition, which would essentially disqualify the applicant from working at almost any job in order to meet this condition. OPM Disability Retirement, however, only demands that the applicant be unable to perform one or more critical elements of...

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Do I need to request Reasonable Accommodation if I want OPM Disability Retirement?

For a federal employee with this concern, here are two illustrative examples to consider: The federal employee is in a position that requires onsite presence, and has a severely disabling medical condition that prevents them from coming to work at all; or perhaps their disability leads to unacceptable communication in an interaction-heavy position description. The employee is 100% positive...

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Denied OPM Disability Retirement? | (The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC

You’ve received your initial decision from OPM Disability Retirement, and you’ve been denied. Now What? Many federal employees who receive a negative decision are cowed by the jargon that is the explanation of the decision and don’t stop to consider that they may actually have a tremendous amount of arsenal to give their reconsideration appeal a shot of potency....

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OPM Disability Retirement for Those with Mental Health Disorders

A valid concern for federal employees with a mental disorder is fear that their application for OPM Disability Retirement is doomed from the start due to a dearth of objective medical evidence confirming the diagnosis. When Mental Health Affects Job Performance Take a woman who has been employed by the federal government for over twelve years and who has...

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Listing Diagnoses in the OPM Disability Retirement Application

When completing the SF 3112A, one of the first questions requires you to list your diagnoses for which you are claiming disability. The instinctive response is generally to list only the diagnoses that your physician detailed in the statement provided in support of your OPM Disability Retirement application. At Pines Federal , our Houston federal employee attorneys check with...

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LWOP, Back Pay and Federal OPM Disability Retirement

Financial stress most often presses a federal employee who is disabled for his/her position description to scramble for some sort of income during the application process for OPM Federal Employee Disability Retirement. It is certainly difficult to survive without a steady source of income, but refusing the opportunity may just be your best bet. If you have any questions...

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Federal Disability Retirement: Can I get disability retirement with a mental health condition?

Can I Get Mental Health Disability Pay Due to Mental Health? Before discussing this question, I want to say that no federal disability retirement lawyer can tell you if any one condition will get you accepted for disability retirement. The key element of a disability retirement case is its connection to your ability to perform the essential functions of...

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